ACADEMIC 

Programmes running currently:

  1. B.Sc. (Honours) Horticulture
  2. B.Sc. (Honours) Biotechnology
  3. B.Sc. (Honours) Forestry

 

Intake Capacity

  1. B.Sc. (Honours) Horticulture - 9 general seats, 50 Self-financing seats
  2. B.Sc. (Honours) Biotechnology - 9 general seats,  30 self-financing seats
  3. B.Sc. (Honours) Forestry - 9 general seats, 30 self-financing seats

Minimum Qualification:

10+2/equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics / Agriculture from a recognized Board/ University with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of SC/ ST candidates) in the above subjects.

Eligibility:

The general seats shall be filled through entrance test for which only the domiciles of Himachal Pradesh are eligible. The candidates appearing in 10+2 examination with above subjects are also eligible to apply.

However, the self-financing seats are open for all at National level and shall be filled on the basis of merit at 10+2 level plus weight age in sports/ co-curricular activities etc. The candidates applying for self-financing seats are exempted from appearing in the entrance test.

Counselling:

The admission is made through counselling according to the merit drawn on the basis of marks obtained in the common entrance test in case of general seats including the weightage assigned, if any, for participation in the sports/extra co-curricular activities, etc. in case of self financing seats by the counselling committee.


Course curriculum

B. Sc. (Hons) Horticulture 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

 

Semester-I

 
 

 

 

NRS-111

Fundamentals of Soil Science

1+1=2

NRE-111

Introductory Economics

2+0=2

FSC-111

Fundamentals of Horticulture

2+1=3

BSB-111

Introductory Crop Physiology

1+1=2

FSC-112

Temperate Fruits

2+1=3

FLS-111

Principles of Landscape Gardening

0+1=1

BSM-111

Introductory Microbiology

1+1=2

BSG-111

Principles of Cytology and Cytogenetics

2+1=3

BSH-001

Structural Grammar and Spoken English

(1+1=2) NC

BSB-001

Introductory Botany (For non-medical students)

(2+1=3) NC

BSS-001

Basic Mathematics (For medical students)

(3+0=3) NC

PED-001

Physical Education

(0+1=1) NC

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1) NC

 

Total

18+ (7) NC

 

 

Semester-II

 

 

 

 

FSC-122

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

2+1=3

VSC-121

Tropical and Subtropical Vegetables

2+1=3

BSG-121

Principles of Plant Breeding

2+1=3

NRS-121

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

1+1=2

PHT-121

Fundamentals of Food Technology

1+1=2

NRS-122

Water Management in Horticultural Crops

1+1=2

FSC-121

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management

1+1=2

ENS-121

Environmental Science

2+1=3

BSB-121

Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops

1+1=2

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1) NC

 

Total

22 + (1)NC

 


 

 

Semester-III

 

 

 

 

PPP-211

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

2+1=3

PPE-211

Fundamentals of Entomology

2+1=3

BSC-211

Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology

2+1=3

VSC-211

Temperate Vegetables

1+1=2

PPE-212

Nematode Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management

1+1=2

PPP-212

Diseases of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

2+1=3

NRS-211

Farm Power and Machinery

1+1=2

FSC-211

Weed Management in Horticultural Crops

1+1=2

FLS-211

Commercial Floriculture

2+1=3

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1) NC

 

Total

23+(1) NC

 

Semester-IV

 

 

 

 

NRS-221

Soil and Plant Analysis

1+1=2

VSC-221

Spices and Condiments

2+1=3

FLS-221

Ornamental Horticulture

2+1=3

FSC-223

Plantation Crops

1+1=2

PPP-221

Mushroom Culture

0+1=1

FSC-221

Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops

2+1=3

FSC-222

Orchard Management

1+1=2

PPE-221

Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops

2+1=3

VSC-222

Potato and tuber crops

1+1=2

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1)NC

 

Total

21+(1) NC

     

 

 

Semester-V

 

 

 

 

NRS-311

Organic Farming

2+1=3

VSC-312

Introduction to Major Field Crops

1+1=2

BSS-311

Elementary Statistics & Computer Application

2+1=3

AGF-311

Introductory Agroforestry

1+1=2

VSC-311

Breeding of Vegetable, tuber and spice Crops

2+1=3

PPP-311

Diseases of Vegetable, Ornamentals and Spice Crops

2+1=3

BSH-311

Fundamentals of Extension Education

1+1=2

PHT-311

Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops

2+1=3

 

Total

21

 

Semester-VI

 

 

 

 

PPE-321

Apiculture

0+1=1

PPE-322

Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops

2+1=3

PHT-321

Processing of Horticultural Crops

1+2=3

VSC-321

Seed Production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops

2+1=3

FLS-321

Breeding and Seed Production of Ornamental Plants

2+1=3

MBA-321

Horti-business Management

2+0=2

FPR-321

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

2+1=3

BSH-321

Communication Skills & Entrepreneurship Development

1+1=2

 

Total

20

 

Grand Total

125+(10) NC

 

[Semester VII & VIII]

 

HWE 401        Horticultural Work Experience                                                   20 (0+20)

                                                                                                                     Per Semester


 

B. Sc. (Hon’s) Biotechnology

I Semester

 1.         NRS-111         Fundamentals of Soil Science                                     1+1

2.         NRE-111         Introductory Economics                                             2+0

3.         FSC-111          Fundamentals of Horticulture                                     2+1

4.         BSB-111         Introductory Crop Physiology                                      1+1

5.         FSC-113          Introduction to Major Horticultural Crops                     3+1

6.         BSM-111        Introductory Microbiology                                         1+1

7.         GP-111            Elements of Genetics                                              2+1

8.         BSH-001         Structural Grammar and Spoken English                   (1+1) NC

9.         (i) BSB-001     Introductory Botany (for Non-Medical students)/     (2+1) NC/

            (ii)BSS-001     Basic Mathematics-I (for Medical students)              (3+0) NC

10.       PED-001         Physical Education                                               (0+1) NC

11.       NCC/NSS                                                                                (0+1) NC

                                                                                                       -------------                                                                                                                                                                 18 + 7 NC
                                                                                                        -------------

 

II Semester

 

1.      BTC-121            Introduction to Biotechnology                                   2+1

2.      BTC-122            Introduction to Cell Biology                                      2+1

3.      GP-121               Fundamentals of Cytology and Cytogenetics             2+1

4.      BSC-121                        Introduction to Biochemistry                       2+1

5.      (i) BSZ-021        Introductory Zoology (for non-medical students)/     (2+1)/

         (ii) BSS-022       Basic Mathematics-II (for medical students)             (2+1) NC

6.       PHT-121/          Fundamentals of Food Technology                            1+1

          FST-121

7.       SIL-125             Introduction to Forestry                                         2+1

8.       ENS-121           Environmental Science                                            2+1

9.       NCC/NSS                                                                                    (0+1) NC

                                                                                                         -------------
                                                                                                          20 + 4 NC
                                                                                                          -------------

III Semester

 

1.   BTC-211   Microbial Biotechnology                                                       2+1

2.   PPE-211    Fundamentals of Entomology                                               2+1

3.   PPP-211    Fundamental of Plant Pathology                                           2+1

4.   BSS-211    Elementary Statistics                                                         2+1

5.   COM-201  Computer Science & Application                                            0+2

6.   BSC-212   General Biochemistry                                                           2+1

7.   GP-211      Introduction to Plant Breeding                                              2+1

8.    NCC/NSS                                                                                        (0+1) NC

                                                                                                           -----------
                                                                                                           20 + 1 NC
                                                                                                           -------------

IV Semester

 

1.      BTC-221            Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture                          2+1

2.      BTC-222            Fundamentals of Animal Biotechnology                       3+1

3.      BTC-223            Fundamentals of Recombinant DNA Technology            2+1

4.      BTC-224            Concepts in Immunology                                          2+0

5.      GP-221               Fundamentals of Genetics                                       2+1

6.     CHEM-221         Mechanisms of Organic Reactions                                2+1

7.     NCC/NSS                                                                                     (0+1) NC

                                                                                                         -------------
                                                                                                          18 + 1 NC
                                                                                                          -------------

V Semester

 

 

1.      BTC-311            Biotechnology and Plant Health                                2+1

2.      BTC-312            Introduction to Nanobiotechnology                           2+0

3.      BTC-313            Principles of Environmental Biotechnology                   2+1

4.      BTC-314            Genetic Engineering & Applications                            2+1

5.      BTC-315            Principles of Molecular Biology                                 2+0

6.      BTC-316            Educational Tour (During Semester Break)                (0+4) NC

7.      GP-311             Fundamentals of Plant Breeding                                2+1

8.      BSB-311           Photosynthesis, Respiration and Metabolism                   2+1

                                                                                                    ---------------
                                                                                                        19 + 4 NC                                                                                                                                                ---------------

                                                            VI Semester

 

1.      BTC-321            Fundamentals of Industrial Biotechnology                2+1

2.      BTC-322            Molecular Cell Biology                                          2+0

3.      BTC-323            Principles of Molecular Genetics                            2+0

4.      BTC-324            Instrumentation in Biotechnology                          0+2

5.      BTC-325            Genetically Modified Foods                                   2+0

6.      BTC-326            Introduction to Bioinformatics                               2+1

7.      BTC-327            Seminar in Biotechnology                                     1+0

8.      FST-321             Food Biotechnology                                           2+0

9.     ENS-312             Introduction to Environmental Engineering               2+1

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            20
        ------------

VII Semester

 

1.      BTC-411            Fundamentals of Molecular Cytogenetics                  2+1

2.      BTC-412            Techniques in Molecular Biology                               0+2

3.      BTC-413            Principles and Procedures of Plant Tissue                  2+1
                               Culture and Genetic Transformation

4.      BTC-414            Principles and Procedures of Molecular                     2+1
                                Biotechnology

5.      BTC-415            Introduction to IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics             2+0

6.      BTC-416            Introduction to Genomics and Proteomics                3+0

7.      BTC-417            Seminar in Molecular Biology                                  1+0

8.      FST-411             Food Engineering                                                2+1
                                                                                          ----------------------
                                                                                                        20
                                                                                         ----------------------

VIII Semester

 

1.      BTC-500            In House Project Training Report                               0+25

                                                                                                            ----------------------
                                                                                                                            25 
                                                                                                              ----------------------


 

B. Sc. (Hons) Forestry

 

 

Semester-I

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

NRS-111

Fundamentals of Soil Science

1+1=2

NRE-111

Introductory Economics

2+0=2

BSH-111

Tribiology & Anthropology

2+0=2

AMT-111

Agrometeorology

1+1=2

BSG-111

Principles of Cytology and Cytogenetics

2+1=3

FSC-111

Fundamentals of Horticulture

2+1=3

BSB-111

Introductory Crop Physiology

1+1=2

BSH-001

Structural Grammar and Spoken English

(1+1=2) NC

BSB-001

Introductory Botany (For non-medical students)

(2+1=3) NC

BSS-001

Basic Mathematics (For medical students)

(3+0=3) NC

PED-001

Physical Education

(0+1=1) NC

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1) NC

 

Total

16+ (7) NC

 

 

Semester-II

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

SIL-121

Principles and Practices of Silviculture

3+1=4

TGR-121

Dendrology

2+1=3

TGR-122

Forest Ecology and Biodiversity

1+1=2

NRS-123

Principles of Hydrology, Soil and Water Conservation

2+1=3

NRS-124

Chemistry and Fertility of Forest Soils

2+1=3

NRS-125

Rangeland Management

2+1=3

ENS-121

Environmental Science

2+1=3

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1)

 

Total

21+(1) NC

 

 

Semester-III

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

NRS-212

Soil Survey, Remote Sensing and Wasteland Development

2+1=3

NRS-213

Forest Engineering

1+1=2

FPR-211

Wood Anatomy

2+1=3

FPR-212

Logging and Ergonomics

1+1=2

TGR-211

Principles and Methods of Tree Improvement

2+1=3

TGR-212

Tree Seed Technology

1+1=2

SIL-211

Forest Mensuration

2+1=3

BSC-211

Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

2+1=3

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1)NC

 

Total

21+(1) NC

 

 

 

Semester-IV

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

FPR-221

Wood Science & Technology

2+1=3

FPR-222

Wood Products and Utilization

1+1=2

AGF-221

Livestock Management

1+1=2

SIL-221

Silviculture of Indian Trees

2+1=3

SIL-222

Nursery Management

1+1=2

SIL-223

World Forestry Systems

2+0=2

FPP-221

Forest Pathology

2+1=3

FPW-221

Fundamentals of Wildlife

2+0=2

 

NCC/NSS

(0+1=1) NC

 

Total

19+(1) NC

 

 

Semester-V

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

MBA-311

Forest Business Management

1+1=2

BSS-311

Elementary Statistics and Computer Application

2+1=3

BSH-311

Fundamentals of Extension Education

1+1=2

NRE-311

Principles of Forest Economics, Project Planning and Evaluation

1+1=2

FPW-311

Wildlife Management

2+1=3

TGR-311

Tree Physiology

2+1=3

FPR-311

Ethnobotany

2+1=3

SIL-311

Silvicultural Systems

2+0=2

SIL-312

Plantation Forestry

2+1=3

 

Total

23

 

Semester-VI

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

 

SIL-321

Forest Management, Policy and Legislation

2+1=3

FPR-322

Utilization of Non-timber Forest Products

2+1=3

AGF-321

Agroforestry Systems and Management

2+1=3

FPR-321

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

2+1=3

FPP-321

Forest Entomology

2+1=3

BSH-321

Communication Skills and Entrepreneurship Development

2+1=3

NRE-321

Marketing and Trade of Forest Produce

2+1=3

 

Total

21

 

Grand Total

121+(10) NC

(Semester VII & VIII)

 

FWE – 401      Forestry Work Experience                                                    0+20

   Per Semester


 

Academic evaluation

Undergraduate Students

The evaluation of student’s achievement in a course is based on performance in i) written tests, ii) practical, and iii) special assignments. The relative weightage given to various tests are determined by the Instructor in consultation with the Director. At present, external evaluation is confined to theory examinations. Two written tests are essential for evaluation of a course, namely mid-term examination (internal) and end-term examination (external). The guidelines of the IV Deans’ Committee of the ICAR have been adopted.

a) Mid-term Examination

In each course, a written test lasting for at least one hour is given during the tenth or eleventh week of the semester as per the academic calendar. Under the external system of evaluation, the mid-term examination is conducted by the Director as a common examination.

 

b) End-of-term Examination

The End-of-term examination is conducted towards the end of the semester in each course that lasts for at least two hours and covers the entire syllabus of the course. The examination is conducted by the Director as a combined examination for all the degree programmes of the Institute as per the academic calendar. The paper setting and evaluation is done by the external examiner.